Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

Scroll down to read more about what we do, download our information leaflet or get clicking on the left to get involved, get active and make a difference!

Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. This years event will take place from Saturday 9 through to Sunday 17 June 2018.

Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends. For more information check out the Bike Week website.

 

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and this year it’s taking place from the Friday 1 to Thursday 7 June 2018. It’s an opportunity for everyone to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers that make the world a better place.

Here at DRCET we involve volunteers in all the work that we do including De’ils On Wheels workshop mechanics and assistants, community clean up assistants, Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers (NIVs) and community cycling champions.

We’re also looking for local people to join our Board – so if you are interested in improving the local area and would like to help develop DRCET then we’d like to hear from you.

You can contact us on getinvolved@dumbartonroad.com for more information.

You can follow what is happening on Twitter using the hashtag #volunteersweek. and on the Facebook page.

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The Glasgow Street Play Weekend is back and going to be bigger than ever, this year taking place on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June.

Street Play is a nationwide initiative run by Play Scotland and supported by the city council and Glasgow Life. It aims to bring communities closer together by providing local groups and residents to take back their street and enjoy a traffic free environment.

Ever wanted to close your street for play? The Council are offering free road closures to residents, local groups and community based organisations for one weekend in June – the dates the free road closure apply to are 22, 23 or 24 June 2018. The deadline for submitting applications is before 5pm on Friday 1 June.

More info on the Council website and the Play Scotland event page.

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scotrailThe Scotrail summer timetable is now in operation. Why not leave the car at home and take in the beautiful Scottish scenery from the train?

Step off the train and onto a bike – the perfect way to explore the city and countryside. You’ll find designated cycle spaces on many trains. For some journeys, you’ll need to reserve a space for your bike. Where you can’t book a spot, spaces are given on a first come first served basis.

Bike & Go is a flexible bike hire scheme available at 12 stations in Scotland. How does it work? You’ll need to register, and pay a £10 annual membership fee. Then it’s just a low daily hire rate of £3.80 a day. Pick up the bike at the station, and drop it back when you’re done.

The Kids Go Free ticket lets you travel on most services off-peak anywhere in Scotland with one or two children aged 5-15, for the same price as an adult ticket. In addition there’s a wide range of railcards and discounts available  including

  • Two Together railcard
  • Disabled Persons railcard
  • 16-25 railcard
  • Senior railcard
  • Highland railcard
  • Young Scot National Entitlement card.

All you need to do now is buy the ticket and go off and enjoy yourself!!

FortuneWorksLogoFortune Works are holding their Garden Centre Open Day from 12pm till 4pm on Saturday 2 June 2018 and everyone is invited. The event will take place at the Garden Centre, 195 Drumry Rd E, Glasgow G15 8NS

Fortune Works is a social enterprise which provides meaningful opportunities for people with a learning disability within Glasgow and the surrounding areas. The service combines accessible social and enterprising activities and offers individualised support for people to make a positive contribution to their Community.

The open day will involve various fun activities for kids, whilst you will also have the opportunity to purchase hand crafted goods from both the Garden Centre and our fully stocked Craft Shop.  There will be a wide range of plants for sale and you can bring along your own pots/planters/baskets for filling.

They look forward to seeing you there, please invite as many friends or people you may think would enjoy this free event. There will be refreshments on the day too.

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QMDGlasgow City Council are proposing to make a number of improvements within the Queen Margaret Drive area of the City. These works have the aspirations and aims of increasing the number of journeys completed in an active and sustainable manner and improving the liveability of the local area.

The main proposals cover the area from the Queen Margaret Drive Bridge to the Junction of Kelbourne Street and include:

  • 2 way segregated cycle route on the West side.
  • Increased public space at the junction of Kelvin Drive.
  • Reduced crossing distances at Kelvin Drive and Queen Margaret Road.
  • Upgraded pedestrian crossing facilities.
  • Upgraded surfacing on footways including public realm quality materials.

After you have viewed the designs you are invited to leave feedback via a short questionnaire which is available until Fri 18 May.

Source: glasgow.gov.uk/cycling

As part of the Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge we will be holding two bike breakfasts – the first will be at the by the cycle path at the Curle St high flats on Fri 18 May (map link) and the second will be at the corner of Balshagray Crescent and Dumbarton Road on Fri 22 May (map link).

The breakfasts will run from 7.30am to 9.30am and we will be offering cyclists and other users of the cycle path free drinks, fruit and pastries, information on cycling and walking and a FREE Dr Bike check!

i-love-my-bike-bell_0This is part of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal project which is in partnership with LINKES and the Whiteinch Bike Club.

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Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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